Coming to theatres this week from director/writer Khalil Sullins and Amplify is the power of thought when you are LISTENING. Human beings have been trying to control the human mind but the discovery is inevitable. Grad student David (Thomas Stroppel) invents a way to read minds with technology from scrapes. He recruits friends Ryan (Artie Ahr) and Jordan (Amber Bollinger) who come to think trying this new creation can help them. ...more

And from the backseat, I hear, "huh?"

I am putting dinner on the table and call my son to the meal. From upstairs, I hear him respond, "huh?" We are in the pasta aisle at the store and I ask my son what type of noodles we should get. He looks up at me from the cart and says, "huh?"...more

What I'm Listening To

It's true: Your teen isn't listening to you

One of the hardest parts of being a parent is that you have this person in your life that you are completely responsible for, but you can't actually control. Yes, you can influence, encourage, support and punish this person. But, in the end, they are a separate individual from you and going to do things their own way and you just have to take a back seat and deal with it (preferably without losing your temper)....more

Let's pretend you didn't say that

When I found out I was pregnant with my son, I started curbing my swearing. Admittedly, it had gotten a little out of hand as I was working for a company that had a stress-inducing, boy's club environment, and f-bombs were dropped by multiple people in every meeting....more

Listen First, Train Later.

 Photo by Patrick McMahan...more

Selective Hearing

Accordingly to the sound expert Julian Treasure (, we spend 60% of our communication time listening but only retain 25% of what we hear—25%!—So if you feel that you are not being heard, you are likely entirely accurate....more

Calming Signals: Are You Listening?

 If you are standing next to your horse and he looks away, do you think he’s distracted or even disrespectful? When your horse yawns, is he sleepy or bored? If he moves slowly, is he lazy? These are important cues from your horse, are you hearing him correctly?...more

Now Listen Hear!

photoDoesn’t anybody just listen anymore?  I mean really listen? To anyone?...more

Stop Assumption

The other day a friend shared an image on Facebook - you know, one of those memes that eventually makes its way into everyone's newsfeed - about a current contentious issue, which, predictably, set off a firestorm of comments among the people on her friends list. I'll admit it: I lurked. ...more
SueCat Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I am definitely all for standing up and ...more